Ansonia “La Sedan” China Cased Mantel Clock

Here’s another beautiful China case mantel clock I repaired. This one is called is “La Sedan” and is 11 3/16 inches tall and 9 3/8 inches wide, and has an enamel dial. The case is shaded green with roses and gilt trim. The 8 day movement strikes the hour and half-hour on a heavy wire gong. It was made around 1910.

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Repair job 7053. I replaced the click on the time mainwheel (it was broken!), polished the pivots and installed 15 bushings. I installed new pinion wires on T5.

This clock, like other Ansonia clocks of this type, has thin mainsprings (they appear original). They are loop end, 3/4 inches wide. The time spring is 0.0148 to 0.0150 inch thick, and the strike spring is 0.0145 inch thick.

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